May 7, 2017 0 comments

Countering Islamophobia in Classrooms and Schools: A Workshop for Educators

In the US, fear of terrorism has been used to justify the racial and religious profiling of Muslims and people perceived to be Muslim. Since the 1970s, we have witnessed a steady rise in violent incidents and policies that intimidate, harm, and exclude Arab, Muslim, and immigrant communities. As critical educators for social justice, we have a responsibility to actively confront and dismantle Islamophobia and anti-Muslim racism in our classrooms and schools.

Join our learning community of educators as we:
  • Build understandings about the structural roots of anti-Muslim racism and how it affects our communities 
  • Unpack the dominant myths and narratives around Muslims/Islam 
  • Reframe Islamophobia as only individual acts of bigotry toward an analysis of state violence and systems of oppression 
  • Strategize around meaningful ways to address anti-Muslim racism in classrooms and schools 
  • Leave the training with action steps and questions for further study 
  • Develop skills to speak out against Anti-Muslim discrimination; advocate for policies that respect the rights and dignity of Muslims; and oppose profiling, surveillance, and state violence against the Muslim community, inside and outside of schools
Location to be shared on confirmation of registration

Dinner will be provided.

Pre-registration required. 

Please register by Wednesday, May 10th.

This training is a joint project of the American Friends Service Committee - Chicago, Teachers for Social Justice - Chicago, and the Decolonize Education Coalition at UIC College of Education.

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Action for Racial and Economic Justice

March 28, 2017 0 comments

Action for Racial and Economic Justice

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Anniversary of Dr. King's Assassination
National Mobilization for Justice

The Fight for $15 has partnered nationally with the Movement for Black Lives for a day of action on April 4th, the anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Teachers for Social Justice is organizing for this event (in Chicago), which is in two parts: 

Part I: 3:30 PM-Federal Plaza, 219 S Dearborn: Rally for racial, economic, and gender justice! 

Part II: 5:30 PM-Chicago Teachers Union, 1901 West Carroll: Citywide Teach-In-Resist, Reimagine, Rebuild-linking Dr. King, economic & racial justice, and the need to build a united front with many movements.TSJ 

Members/supporters will meet at 3:15 at Federal Plaza. Look for the TSJ Banner and gather there. And we will sit together at the Teach-In at 5:30.

Come join with us for this historic occasion in commemorating Dr. King's vision, legacy, and spirit of struggle. Click here to let TSJ know if you're coming AND please register HERE.

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